Gail Warrior got a wake-up call when she found herself in an emergency room after a third anxiety attack brought on by the stress of serving on six different boards and leading her commercial contracting company, Warrior Group.
“Oftentimes, we spend so much time and energy doing the things that we need to do to bring an income, but we forget about getting off the train and really taking time to focus on self-care,” she says.
Stepping away from construction entirely in 2016, Warrior, who has long competed in fitness competitions, founded an athleisure and lifestyle coaching business called Warrior Elements. She spent the next couple of years coaching, training, and earning a certificate in integrative nutrition.
The refreshed exec was then in fighting shape to launch her newest endeavor: CASPR Group, a Dallas-based healthcare technology company. Her husband, Dr. Christophe Suchy, had been selling pathogen-removing technology in Europe’s food and transportation sectors through his company, ReSPR. Warrior felt the technology would do well in American healthcare and knew she could grow the market in the United States. The pair formed CASPR Group in 2016, with Warrior as the company’s CEO.
Because CASPR products combat airborne contaminants, the pandemic caused demand to skyrocket. Warrior forecasts revenue will hit somewhere between $7 million and $15 million this year.
“For 2021, it will just explode,” she says, as the company continues to overcome kinks in its supply chain.
Warrior recently brought in former Daeseke executive Scott Wheeler to handle the day-to-day operations of CASPR Group as CEO. She remains chair of the company, and her husband serves as president and CTO.
Warrior is also staying busy serving on several nonprofit boards—and mulling over her next venture. “Something in holistic living or teaching others how to have a better lifestyle is definitely at the top of the list for me,” she says.